Macros for Editors: Beginners’ Basics

Presenter: Paul Beverley
Macros can enable you to edit more quickly and your work will have a higher level of consistency. Assuming zero knowledge, this webinar will show you how to follow a simple set of instructions to install an initial set of macros. These macros represent a very powerful set of tools that you can start to use straightaway, at a simple level; but they can also be used even more widely as you gain confidence.

Copy Editing Standards: Tables, Visual Elements, and Multimedia

Presenter: Robin Marwick
The visual elements of a document matter as much as the text. If visual elements lack consistency with one another or with the surrounding text, it frustrates readers and hampers comprehension. In this webinar, participants will learn how to put Standard D12 of the Professional Editorial Standards (“Ensure all tables, visual elements, and multimedia are consistent with surrounding text and are consistently presented”) into practice.

Introducing Maps: Developing Requirements and Proofreading Maps

Presenter: Laura Edlund
This webinar introduces how to critically examine maps as an editor, develop and edit requirements for maps in text publications, and review the results. By looking critically at maps and their context, art manuscripts, possible resources, and checklists, webinar attendees will develop their understanding of how to edit maps with the same care and rigour they edit text.

Macros for Editors: Building on the Foundations

Presenter: Paul Beverley
Macros for Editors Part 2 builds on the set of tools provided in Part 1 and enables you to move – carefully – into the area of using macros to make global changes before you start reading the document. This will clear up many of the inconsistencies before you start reading, which means that, as you read, you are able to focus much more time and concentration on the meaning and flow of the sentences, producing a higher standard of edited text as a result – and more quickly.

Book Formatting Using Word Styles

Presenter: Meghan Behse
In “Book Formatting Using Word Styles” you’ll learn how to create a fully customizable print book layout using Microsoft Word. Learn how to: set trim and margins sizes; properly format sections with the correct headers and footers; and use paragraph styles to create a consistent, professional looking print book layout. This webinar will also teach you how to correct word spacing, adjust for orphans and widows, and save your document as a print-ready PDF.

Graphs 101

Presenter: Robin Marwick
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to distinguish common types of graphs from one another; identify the required components of graphs; and describe conventions for graphing data.

Introduction to Microsoft Word Styles 101

Presenter: Mike Pope
This webinar provides an introduction to styles in Microsoft Word for those who are new to styles or don't feel comfortable with them yet. The key learning objectives of the webinar are: what styles are and why they're useful; what types of styles you can use in Word; how to apply existing styles; and how to create your own styles.

How to Handle Digital Photos

Presenter: James Harbeck
There is no such thing as a neutral photo. Every photo you'll ever see has been processed: colour adjustment, light balance, cropping, and sometimes finer manipulations to fix flaws or trick viewers. To be in control of how photos look, you have to know how to use the processing software (e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom).